TWO DEATHS AT AMPHIPOLIS Cleon vs Brasidas in the Peloponnesian War


This title examines in detail two of the most significant characters, Brasidas and Cleon, on either side of the great Peloponnesian War. It focuses on the showdown in and around Amphipolis that led to both their deaths in 422 BC and allowed exhausted Sparta and Athens and their respective allies to sign a peace that would however be short lasted and turn out to be no more than a breathing space.This is a valuable book for anyone wanting to get to grips with this little known episode and appreciate its importance, but also with the strategies carried out during the Peloponnesian War. It shows well the importance of the fight for Amphipolis, and the dominance of the North that would result from it.

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